**AROUND TOWN SECTION
Slow and Low: A Lowrider Celebration of Art + Culture + Community
**ART & DESIGN SECTION
July 28, 2011
There are plenty of artist collectives in Chicago, typically formed along the same parameters as apartment galleries — established by an art school student, in a low-rent, communal space with a few friends and a few hundred bucks, on a wing and a prayer.
The Post Family is one of these venues, which typically last about five years, sometimes fewer. Currently in its “make or break” fifth year, as Family member Chad Kouri explained recently, the group doesn’t like to think of itself as a collective as much as a creative incubator.
Collections” is a remarkably well-put together show. The presentation is museum quality, with an eye for detail and unity of design that makes it a strong candidate for the best-presented exhibition in Chicago this year. Though partially separate from the content of “Collections,” this quality alone makes it a necessary stop for any curator, director, or exhibition designer.
-Steve Ruiz, ArtSlant Staff Writer
Steve Ruiz is an artist living and working in Chicago
BY Monday, July 18, 2011 10:00 a.m.·
The “Collections” exhibit at the Chicago Urban Art Society is about the symbolic collections that make up a life, so it was fitting that on its second day open it was the backdrop to a very symbolic occasion — a real-life wedding reception.
The exhibit is a series of photographs, large quotes and medium-to-small sized jars and bottles filled with materials including Hebrew prayer books, origami puppies and used inhalers, all available for the visiting collector to take home for prices ranging from upwards of $250 to a mere $5. READ MORE HERE.
[Galleries] The Post Family
This local design collective does a lot of things—all of them well: They run a popular website, as well as a letterpress and screen-printing studio, and they regularly curate shows that double as lively community gatherings. In other words, prepare for a party when the group takes over Chicago Urban Art Society.
GO: Opening reception 7/8 at 6. Exhibition continues through 8/27. Chicago Urban Art Society, 2229 S Halsted. chicagourbanartsociety.org
Young Artist Profile / March 2010 / Issue No. 6 / Written by: Kevin Wilson
We live deep in the internet culture with crazy-fast tendencies of gobbling up as much information and imagery as our favorite blog can present us. With so many throw-away images, it is incredibly refreshing when a design and illustration-based artist can cause one to momentarily pause and question how and why an image was made. Chad Kouri is a young artist creating really sharp work with a fresh view on art-making and its immediacy to the public. His involvement with The Post Family and his already years of experience in his field is undeniable impressive.